Space, Outer Space Rescued

Live music for all ages is returning to Space and Outer Space, after a brief intermission.

Mark Nussbaum and Keith Mahler — the intergenerational team that promotes live music at most of New Haven’s top venues like College Street Music Hall — plan to announce Monday that they’re reopening the recently shuttered Outer Space and rechristening it the Space Ballroom, complete with beer, wine, and top acts.

And in the same former industrial complex, two New Haven high-school teachers named Karen Robinson and Chris Scionti have been inside the original Space music performance building preparing to reopen it soon as a renewed performance space of their own.

Both teams follow in the footsteps of previous owner and New Haven arts fixture Steve Rodgers’s vision of supporting local music and creating an all-ages place where young musicians can see live music, cut their teeth, and build a fan base before they’re out of high school... Read the rest in the New Haven Independent